AFTER LOSING JOB, WIDOW ATTEMPTS TO SELL 10-DAY-OLD SON FOR RS 100

The pandemic times are really hard for people across the world but especially for the economically weaker sections of the society as they face financial crisis and now Struggling to make her ends meet after losing her job during the pandemic-induced lockdown, a woman in Jamshedpur city of Jharkhand allegedly attempted to sell off her 10-day-old son for Rs 100 on Wednesday.

Police said the woman was waiting at a petrol pump to hand over the newborn to a buyer when police officials, after being tipped-off, reached the spot. They rescued the child, while the buyer managed to flee.

Police said the woman used to work at a road-side food stall. She lost the job when the government imposed the nationwide lockdown to contain the pandemic outbreak, and her husband passed away after some time. She told the police that she decided to sell her child due to her poor economic condition.

Police handed over the woman and her infant son to Bal Kalyan Samiti, an NGO based in Sonari.

The timely action taken by the police saved the baby.

Input: Times Now

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